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Hot Hits

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020
Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Washington Performing Arts: Damien Sneed

Sixth & I
Sat. Dec 7
Pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and educator Damien Sneed does it all.

Sinbad

Strathmore
Fri. Dec 13
Beloved comedian and actor Sinbad has been making audiences laugh for more than three decades.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

The Kennedy Center
New production that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Gloria! A Baroque Italian Christmas

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18
Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.

Dave Koz & Friends

Strathmore
Mon. Dec 9
Koz and special guests bring the cheer like never before, performing fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Hanukkah medley and hits from his catalog.

Atlanta Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1
A visually inventive staging set against a fantastical starry night, dominated by oversized storybooks, clocks, and constellations.

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

Strathmore
Mon. Dec 2
Fleck has reunited the original lineup for a very special tour.

Washington Performing Arts: Amjad Ali Khan

Sixth & I
Amjad Ali Kahn brings his expressive sound to Sixth & I for a family gathering with his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Emmy Blotnick

AMP by Strathmore
Fri. Nov 22
Emmy Blotnick is a rising star in the comedy world.

Spotlights

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Nov. 21, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

A Christmas Carol

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Nov. 29 – Dec. 29

Embassy of Slovakia: Gala Holiday Concert

Embassy of Slovakia
Wed. Dec 4

WNO: Otello

The Kennedy Center

1,000 years of Sound and Movement

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Nov 19

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

WNO: The Magic Flute

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 17 – 23
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